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How to access the Device Manager (Windows 10)

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There are five ways to access the Device Manager:

  • Method 1: Right-click the Start button or press the Windows Logo + X key combination on the keyboard and, from the list, click to select Device Manager.

Context menu - Device Manager

  • Method 2: On the taskbar, in the Search field next to the Start button, type Device Manager and then press the Enter key.

    Search - Device Manager

  • Method 3:
    1. Click the start button icon (Start) button.
    2. In the Start Menu, click Settings.

      Start - Settings

    3. In the SETTINGS window, click Devices.

      Settings - Device Manager

    4. In the DEVICES screen, click Printers & scanners or Connected devices, and under the Related Settings category, click Device manager.

      DEVICES - Device Manager

  • Method 4:
    • Right-click the Start button or press the Windows Logo + X key combination on the keyboard and, from the list, click Control Panel.

      Start - Control Panel

    • In the Control Panel window, click Device Manager.


      Control Panel - Device Manager

  • Method 5: One really easy way to start the Device Manager in any version of Windows is from the Command Prompt. Just open the Command Prompt and type devmgmt.msc